Professional/Short course Practice Assessor

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Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Course Director
Dawn Odd

Page last updated 4 October 2021


This 15 credit level 3 (UZVSKN-15-3) or Masters level module (UZVSKP-15-M) aims to provide learners with theory and practical skills in order to facilitate learning and assess students in specialist and advanced healthcare practice. It replaces the Practice Teacher module and has been mapped to the NMC Standards for student supervision and assessment (2018) to fulfil the requirements for practice assessors.

The module recognises the unique set of skills required in order to assess learners in specialist and advanced healthcare practice including but not limited to Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, District nursing, sexual health, or prescribing programmes.

Please contact the module leader if you would like to discuss the suitability of the module for you.

Using a spiral curriculum, this module builds on current knowledge by asking you to consider in more depth your knowledge and application of evidence based teaching and learning strategies, your accountability and leadership as an educator in your area of practice.


Entry requirements

You must be a registered healthcare practitioner or by agreement with the Module Lead. Although preferred but not essential, you should be supporting a healthcare professional student undertaking a post registration qualification.



The content of the module will include:

  • learning theory;
  • action and lesson planning;
  • assessment tools and theory;
  • models for delivering constructive feedback in advanced practice;
  • communication and coaching models;
  • accountability and understanding processes for supporting students who are not meeting expected standards.

You will be supported to critically reflect on and proactively develop your professional practice and knowledge in order to fulfil your role.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which will include workshops, blended learning, case studies, formative peer and self-assessment, discussion, sharing good ideas and practice and reflection with the aim of continuously improving practice.


Study facilities

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

You'll have access to a range of on-campus and online facilities to support your learning, including the University Library which is open 24 hours a day.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

The cost for a 15 credit module in 2020/21 is £746.

Some places may be funded by HEE, please discuss with your organisation.


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How to apply

How to apply

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